First Nations Woman Banned From Playing NRL Game Over Instagram Post About The Queen
Newcastle Knights player Caitlin Moran has been hit with a fine and a one match ban after calling Queen Elizabeth a "dumb dog" on social media.
In reaction to the Queen's death, the First Nations NRLW player wrote on her Instagram stories that it was a "good fucking day."
The NRL claim Moran breached the NRLW Code of Conduct and "caused damage to the game" with her comments.
"Rugby league is an inclusive game and has a proud and strong relationship with many communities," as stated by the NRL, "regardless of any personal views, all players and officials must adhere to the professional standards expected of them and on this occasion, the public comments made by the player have caused damage to the game."
Moran was not only banned from playing an upcoming match but she also copped a fine worth 25 per cent of her salary.
Sports commentator and (always) problematic radio presenter Ray Hadley described Moran's social media post as "perhaps the most reprehensible thing ever seen connected to rugby league."
Many on social media have called out Hadley's hypocrisy considering the NRL has a long history of players being accused of harassment and sexual assault.
Actor, Activist, Author, Musician and Elder Uncle Jack Charles Has Passed Away
Boon Wurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Woiwurrung, and Yorta Yorta man, Uncle Jack Charles, has passed away at aged 79.
Uncle Jack co-founded the first Indigenous-run theatre in Australia in the 1971.
For decades he advocated for incarcerated people, and shared his stories and experiences being a survivor of the Stolen Generations.
This year he became the first Indigenous Elder to speak at the Victorian Truth-telling Commission (the Yoorrook Commission).
His family released a statement in remembrance of the extraordinary storyteller.
"We are so proud of everything he has achieved in his remarkable life," the statement read, "Elder, actor, musician, potter, activist, mentor, a household name and voice loved by all - as is demonstrated by his numerous awards including this year’s NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year."
Britney Spears Called Out For Fatphobic Post About Christina Aguilera and Her Dancers
Britney Spears is known for sharing unfiltered posts on her social media, but this week the singer took things too far when she fat shamed Christina Aguilera and her dancers.
"I wish I could have chosen the nannies for my children … my dancers … I mean if I had Christina Aguilera’s dancers I would have looked extremely small," she wrote on Instagram, "I mean why not talk about it ?? Don’t you think my confidence would have been a bit better if I could choose where I lived, ate, whom I called on the phone, dated and who was on stage with me!!!"
Many people in the body positive space and plus size community took to the comment section to express their disappointment in the fat-shaming.
Model and fat activist Tess Holliday commented on the post, "oh no girl this ain't it."
Since the backlash Britney Spears has spoken out about the controversial post.
"To be honest, I’m not trying to be critical of anybody," Britney wrote on Instagram, "what I posted is a projection of the insecurities I deal with all the time as a result of how my parents and the media have treated me … I would never intentionally body shame anybody because I know what it feels like … I struggle with this because of how I feel about myself, not because I hate how anybody looks … I feel like my family knew I was insecure and people were trying to purposefully feed into this insecurity by not letting me have a choice in the people who were on stage with me."